By Bharat Karnad
This e-book examines the Indian nuclear coverage, doctrine, technique and posture, clarifying the elastic notion of credible minimal deterrence on the middle of the country's method of nuclear protection. this idea, Karnad demonstrates, allows the Indian nuclear forces to be beefed up, measurement and quality-wise, and to procure strategic achieve and clout, while the qualifier minimal indicates an overarching quandary for moderation and least expensive use of assets, and strengthens India's claims to be a accountable nuclear weapon state.Based on interviews with Indian political leaders, nuclear scientists, and army and civilian nuclear coverage planners, it presents distinct insights into the workings of India's nuclear decision-making and deterrence method. in addition, by way of juxtaposing the Indian nuclear coverage and pondering opposed to the theories of nuclear struggle and strategic deterrence, nuclear escalation, and nuclear coercion, bargains a robust theoretical grounding for the Indian method of nuclear warfare and peace, nuclear deterrence and escalation, nonproliferation and disarmament, and to restricted conflict in a nuclearized atmosphere. It refutes the alarmist notions a couple of nuclear flashpoint in South Asia, and so forth. which derive from stereotyped research of India-Pakistan wars, and examines India's most probably clash situations concerning China and, minorly, Pakistan.